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Moral Scepticism

Russ Shafer-Landau

in Moral Realism

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199259755
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601781 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247293.003.0011
Moral Scepticism

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Presents and tries to defuse some classic arguments for moral scepticism, and against the possibility of moral knowledge. Considers the regress argument, an argument from relevant alternatives, and a vicious circle argument, and tries to show why we can continue to justifiably believe moral claims even in the absence of a decisive means of undermining these sceptical arguments.

Keywords: moral knowledge; moral scepticism/skepticism; regress argument; relevant alternatives; vicious circle

Chapter.  7033 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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